Famous Birthdays on June 21

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  • 1002 Leo IX, [Bruno count of Egesheim & Dagsburg], Pope (1049-54)
  • 1226 King Boleslaus V of Poland (d. 1279)
  • 1528 Maria of Spain, Holy Roman Empire Empress (1603)
  • 1577 Giovanni Del Turco, composer
  • 1596 Michael Fjodorovitsj, tsar of Russia (1613-45)/1st Romanov
  • 1639 Increase Mather, New England Puritan minister (d. 1723)
  • 1640 Abraham Mignon, still life painter
  • 1646 Maria Francisca of Nemours, queen of Portugal (d. 1683)
  • 1668 Cajetan Kolberer, composer
  • 1712 Luc Urbain de Bouexic, comte de Guichen, French admiral (d. 1790)
  • 1730 Norinaga Moto'ori, Japanese scientist
  • 1732 Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach, composer and 9th son of Johann Sebastian Bach
  • 1740 Hendrik van Wijn, Dutch archivist (Algemeen Rijksarchief)
  • 1750 Pierre-Nicolas Beauvallet, French artist (d. 1818)
  • 1759 Alexander J. Dallas, American statesman and financier (d. 1817)
  • 1763 Pierre P Royer-Collard, French attorney/philosopher
  • 1764 Sidney Smith, British admiral (d. 1840)
  • 1774 Daniel D Tompkins, (D-R), 6th US vice-president (1817-25)
  • 1781 Siméon-Denis Poisson, French mathematician and physicist (d. 1840)
  • 1782 Pyotr Kotlyarevsky, Russian general (d. 1852)
  • 1788 Princess Augusta of Bavaria, born in Strasbourg (d. 1851)
  • 1790 Wilhelm Speyer, composer
  • 1791 Robert Napier, British engineer (d. 1876)
  • 1798 Wolfgang Menzel, German writer (d. 1873)
  • 1805 Karl Friedrich Curschmann, composer
  • 1805 Charles Thomas Jackson, American scientist, polymath (d. 1880)
  • 1811 Carlo Matteucci, Italian physicist (d. 1868)
  • 1812 Moses Hess, Jewish socialist and nationalist (d. 1875)
  • 1817 James Brewerton Ricketts, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in NYC, New York (d. 1887)
  • 1818 Ernst II, duke of Saxon-Coburg-Gotha (1844-93) and composer, born in Ehrenburg Palace, Coburg, Germany (d. 1893)
  • 1818 Joseph Abel Haskin, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Troy, New York (d. 1874)
  • 1823 Edward Elmer Potter, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in NYC, New York (d. 1889)
  • 1823 Jean Chacornac, French astronomer (d. 1873)
  • 1825 William Stubbs, English historian and Anglican bishop of Oxford (d. 1901)
  • 1832 Joseph Rainey, American politician, 1st African American in US House of Representatives (1870-1879), born in Georgetown, South Carolina (d. 1887)
  • 1839 Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis, Brazilian writer (Epitaph of a small winner), born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (d. 1908)
  • 1839 Johannes P R Tak, Dutch liberal politician
  • 1839 John Decatur Barry, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1867)
  • 1844 Ernest F Cambier, Belgian colonial pioneer (1st railway Congo)
  • 1851 Daniel Carter Beard, American author, social reformer and founder of the Boy Scouts of America, born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1941)
  • 1859 Henry O Tanner, artist
  • 1862 Henry Holden Huss, composer
  • 1862 Johannes Schlaf, writer
  • 1862 Damrong Rajanubhab, Thai prince and historian (d. 1943)
  • 1863 Max Wolf, German astronomer (d. 1932)
  • 1864 Heinrich Wölfflin, Swiss art historian (d. 1945)
  • 1865 Albert Herbert Brewer, composer
  • 1868 Edwin Stephen Goodrich, English zoologist (d. 1946)
  • 1870 Clara Immerwahr, German chemist (d. 1915)
  • 1873 Henry M Tomlinson, British writer (Sea & Jungle)
  • 1876 Willem H Keesom, physicist (helium vast)

  • 1879 Umberto Brunelleschi, Italian cartoonist/illustrator (Candide)
  • 1880 Arnold Gesell, American psychologist and pediatrician (d. 1961)
  • 1880 Josiah Stamp, 1st Baron Stamp, British civil servant, industrialist, economist, statistician and banker (d. 1941)
  • 1882 Rockwell Kent, artist/painter/illustrator (Canterbury Tales)
  • 1882 Lluís Companys i Jover, Spanish politician (d. 1940)
  • 1883 Feodor Gladkov, Russian socialist writer (Cement) (d. 1958)
  • 1884 Claude "Auk" Auchinleck, British fieldmarshal North-Africa
  • 1887 Norman L. Bowen, Canadian petrologist (d. 1956)
  • 1889 Ralph Craig, American athlete (d. 1972)
  • 1890 Frank Sherman Land, The order of DeMolay founder (d. 1959)
  • 1891 Hermann Scherchen, conductor (Nature of Music), born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1891 Pier Luigi Nervi, Italian architect (Nuove Struttura)

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1892 Reinhold Niebuhr, American theologian (Nature & Destiny of Man), born in Wright City, Missouri (d. 1971)

Theologian, Ethicist, Magazine Editor Reinhold Niebuhr
Theologian, Ethicist, Magazine Editor
Reinhold Niebuhr
  • 1893 Alois Hába, Czech composer (d. 1973)
  • 1894 Milward Kennedy, British public servant and mystery writer (d. 1968)
  • 1896 Dorothy Stickney, American actress (And So They Were Married), born in Dickinson, North Dakota (d. 1998)
  • 1896 Charles B. Momsen, American inventor (d. 1967)
  • 1898 Donald C. Peattie, American botanist and writer (d. 1964)
  • 1899 Pavel Haas, Czech Jewish composer killed during the Holocaust, born in Brno, Czech Republic (d. 1944)
  • 1900 Gunnar Ek, Swedish composer and musician, born in Asarum Blekinge (d. 1981)
  • 1902 Wilhelm Maler, composer

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1902 Howie Morenz, Canadian professional ice hockey player (Montreal Canadiens, Chicago Black Hawks, NY Rangers), born in Mitchell, Ontario (d. 1937)

NHL Star Howie Morenz
NHL Star
Howie Morenz
  • 1903 Louis Krasner, violinist
  • 1903 Al Hirschfeld, American caricaturist (NINA, NY Times), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 2003)
  • 1905 Jacques Goddot, French publisher (Tour de France)

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1905 Jean-Paul Sartre, French existentialist philosopher and writer (Le Mur, Nobel 1964; declined), born in Paris (d. 1980)

  • 1906 Helene Costello, American dancer and actress (Love Toy), born in NYC, New York (d. 1957)
  • 1906 Luis Maria Millet, composer
  • 1906 Harold Spina, American composer (d. 1997)
  • 1908 William Frankena, American philosopher (d. 1994)
  • 1909 Kurt Schwaen, composer
  • 1910 Bela Tardos, Hungarian composer, born in Budapest (d. 1966)
  • 1910 Charles Jones, composer
  • 1910 Aleksandr Tvardovsky, Soviet poet (d. 1971)
  • 1912 Mary McCarthy, American novelist (Group)
  • 1913 Irving Shulman, author/screenwriter
  • 1914 Jan Decadt, Flemish composer, born in Ypres (d. 1995)
  • 1914 William Vickrey, economist
  • 1916 Joe Bamford, British manufacturer/multi-millionaire
  • 1918 James Bysse Joll, historian
  • 1918 Eddie Lopat, American baseball player (d. 1992)
  • 1919 Gérard Pelletier, French Canadian journalist, politician, and diplomat (d. 1997)
  • 1919 Paolo Soleri, Italian-born American architect
  • 1920 Helen Cattanach, British Army Nursing Service (QARANC)
  • 1921 Frank Scott, Fargo ND, pianist (Lawrence Welk Show)
  • 1921 Jane Russell, Bemidji MN, full-figured actress (Outlaw)
  • 1921 Jean Kent, actress (Adv of Sir Francis Drake), born in London, England (d. 2013)
  • 1921 Joan Tetzel, American actress (Hell Below Zero, Joy in the Morning), born in NYC, New York

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1921 Judy Holliday, American comedienne/actress (Born Yesterday, Adam's Rib), born in NYC, New York (d. 1965)

Actress Judy Holliday
Actress
Judy Holliday
  • 1921 Jean de Broglie, French politician
  • 1922 Jim McConnon, cricketer (England off-spinner against Pakistan 1954)
  • 1923 John Compton, American actor (Shannon-D.A.'s Man), born in Lynchburg, Tennessee (d. 2015)
  • 1924 Wally Fawkes, cartoonist/jazz clarinetist
  • 1924 Jean Laplanche, French psychoanalytic thinker
  • 1925 Maureen Stapleton, actress (Airport, Coccoon, Plaza Suite), born in Troy, New York
  • 1925 Giovanni Spadolini, Italian politician (d. 1994)
  • 1926 Conrad Hall, Tahitian-born cinematographer (d. 2003)
  • 1927 Carl Burton Stokes, African American politician (51st mayor of Cleveland) and TV newscaster, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1996)
  • 1927 Jackie Collum, baseball player
  • 1928 Judith Raskin, American soprano (Susanna-Le Nozze di Figaro), born in NYC, New York
  • 1928 Valentin Gavriyilovich Yershov, Russian cosmonaut, born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1929 Agha Saadat Ali, cricketer (Paki bat in Test v NZ 1956, scored 8*)
  • 1929 John Morgan, British ambassador (to Mexico)
  • 1929 Alexandre Lagoya, Greek-Italian classical guitarist (d. 1999)
  • 1930 Gerald Kaufman, British Labour MP, born in Leeds (d. 2017)
  • 1930 Mike McCormack, NFL offensive tackle (NY Yankees, Cleveland, Philadelphia)
  • 1930 Patricia Lindop, radio biologist
  • 1930 Peter Marshall, police commissioner (London)
  • 1931 Lawrence K Grossman, News president (NBC-TV)
  • 1931 Margaret Heckler, US Secretary of Health & Human Services (1983-85)
  • 1931 Enzo Maiorca, Italian freediver (17 world records), born in Syracuse, Sicily (d. 2016)
  • 1932 Bernard Ingham, British journalist and press secretary for Margaret Thatcher, born in Hebden Bridge, United Kingdom
  • 1932 Lalo [Boris] Schifrin, composer, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1932 Ocie Lee "OC" Smith, US jazz singer (Little Green Apples) d. 2001
  • 1933 Bernie Kopell, American actor (Love Boat, Get Smart, That Girl), born in NYC, New York
  • 1934 Wulf Kirsten, German writer, born in Klipphausen, Meissen
  • 1935 Francoise Sagan, [Quoirez], French novelist (Bonjour Trieste), born in Cajarc, France
  • 1935 Monte Markham, American actor (Second Hundred Years, Dallas), born in Manatee County, Florida
  • 1937 Anna Davies, prof of Comparative Philology (Oxford U)
  • 1937 John Edrich, cricketer (England left-handed batsman, 310* v NZ 1965)
  • 1938 Dan Burton, (Rep-R-IN, 1983- )
  • 1938 James Botten, cricketer (all-rounder in 1965 South African series v England)
  • 1938 Ron Ely [Ronald Pierce], American actor (Tarzan, Doc Savage), born in Hereford, Texas
  • 1939 Charles Boone, composer
  • 1939 Ruben Berrios, Puerto Rican politician
  • 1940 Mariette Hartley, American actress (Poloroid spokesperson, Marooned), born in NYC, New York
  • 1940 Michael Ruse, Canadian philosopher
  • 1941 Pia J Barendrecht, Indonesian/Dutch actress (Pinokkio)
  • 1941 Joe Flaherty, American-Canadian actor
  • 1942 Marg Margolies-Mezvinsky, (Rep-D-Pennsylvania)
  • 1942 William Bradford Reynolds, US Assistant Attorney General (1981-88), born in Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • 1942 Togo D. West, Jr., American attorney and public official
  • 1942 Henry S. Taylor, American writer
  • 1943 Salomé, Spanish singer
  • 1944 Corinna Tsopel, Greek actress (Man Called Horse) and Miss Universe 1964, born in Athens, Greece
  • 1944 Frans Luitjes, Dutch athlete
  • 1944 Jon Hiseman, English drummer, born in London
  • 1944 Miguel Danus, Vicens rocker
  • 1944 Ray Davies, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Kinks), born in London
  • 1944 Tony Scott, English film director and producer (Top Gun, Revenge, Days of Thunder), born in Northumberland, England (d. 2012)
  • 1945 Chris Britton, England, rock guitarist (Troggs-Wild Thing)
  • 1945 Adam Zagajewski, Polish philosopher, poet
  • 1946 Brenda Holloway, US singer/songwriter (When I'm Gone)
  • 1946 Kate Hoey, British MP (Labour)
  • 1946 Malcolm Rifkind, British QC MP (Sect of State for Defense)
  • 1946 Maurice Saatchi, English advertising CEO (Saatchi & Saatchi)
  • 1946 Trond Kirkvaag, Norwegian comedian and author
  • 1947 Dana Rohrabacher, (Rep-R-California)
  • 1947 Lex van Delden, Dutch actor (Soldier of Orange)
  • 1947 Meredith Baxter-Birney, American actress (Family Ties, Bridget Loves Bernie), born in South Pasadena, California
  • 1947 Michael Gross, American actor (Family Ties, FBI murders), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1947 Joseph "Joey" Molland, British rock guitarist (Badfinger-Come & Get It), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1947 Shirin Ebadi, Iranian lawyer, Nobel Peace Prize laureate
  • 1948 Ian McEwan, English writer
  • 1948 Lionel Rose, Australian boxer (1st Indigenous Australian to win a world title), born in Drouin, Victoria (d. 2011)
  • 1948 Andrzej Sapkowski, Polish writer
  • 1949 Jim Bacchus, (Rep-D-Florida)
  • 1950 Joey Kramer, American hard rock drummer (Aerosmith-Toys in the Attic), born in NYC, New York
  • 1950 Terry Miskolczi, Dunnville ON, Canadian Tour golfer (1976 Alberta-3rd)
  • 1950 Anne Carson, Canadian poet
  • 1950 Gérard Lanvin, French actor
  • 1951 Nils Lofgren, guitarist/singer/songwriter (E Street Band), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1952 Kôichi Mashimo, Japanese anime director

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1953 Benazir Bhutto, 11th Prime Minister of Pakistan and 1st female leader of a Muslim nation, born in Karachi, Pakistan (d. 2007)

Pakistani Politican Benazir Bhutto
Pakistani Politican
Benazir Bhutto
  • 1953 Charlie Moore Jr, baseball player
  • 1953 Robyn Douglass, American actress (Lonely Guy, Romantic Comedy), born in Sendai, Japan
  • 1953 Michael Bowen, American actor
  • 1953 Augustus Pablo, Jamaican musician (d. 1999)
  • 1954 Anne Kirkbride, Oldham Lancashire, English actress (Deidre-Coronation Street)
  • 1954 Jeremy Coney, cricketer (NZ captain turned them into world-beaters)
  • 1954 Robert Pastorelli, American actor (Eldin-Murphy Brown), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1954 Müjde Ar, Turkish actress
  • 1954 Mark Kimmitt, American Army general, 16th Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs (2008-9), born in Fort Sill, Oklahoma
  • 1954 Robert Menasse, Austrian writer
  • 1955 David Marshall Grant, actor (Legs, French Postcards), born in Westport, Connecticut
  • 1955 Leigh J McCloskey, actor (Dallas, Executive Suite, Gen Hosp), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1955 Michel Platini, French footballer
  • 1956 Mikhail Burtsev, USSR, sabres (Olympic gold 1976)
  • 1956 Rick Sutcliffe, pitcher (LA Dodgers, Chicago Cubs)
  • 1957 Berke Breathed, cartoonist (Vegetarian, Bloom County, Outland)
  • 1957 Mark Brzezicki, rock drummer (Big Country-Wonderland)
  • 1957 Vladimir Romanovsky, Slonim, Belarus, sprint canoer (Olympic gold 1972), (d. 2013)
  • 1958 Gennadi Ivanovich Padalka, Russian major/cosmonaut (SK: Soyuz TM-28)
  • 1959 Kathy Mattea, country singer (Love at the Five & Dime)
  • 1959 Tom Chambers, NBA forward, center (Seattle SuperSonics, Phoenix Suns)
  • 1961 Kip Winger, rocker (Winger-17)
  • 1961 Manu Chao, Spanish musician
  • 1961 Sascha Konietzko, German musician
  • 1961 Karen Barber, ice skater